The iconic 'VW Flag' motif was first provocatively modeled as a bridal stole in the Autumn/WInter 02/03 'Anglophilia' collection. The raggedy worn-out and possibly blood-soaked original flag is precisely reproduced in very fine hand woven wool tapestry, which can used on the floor or as a hanging.
VW Flag comes in this original size of 8' x 4'9" (2.44 x 1.44m) or as VW Flag Mini 5' x 3' (1.52 x 0.91m). Both are available from stock and can be supplied stretched on a wooden frame for hanging.
Always at the forefront of cultural trends, Vivienne Westwood is considered to be one of the most original and influential designers of our time.
Gentle parody of Establishment, a playful mix of British fabrics, sheer eccentricity and a keen curiosity is where Westwood delights and excels. Even the most hardened of Anglophiles went weak in the knees when Westwood and The Rug Company joined forces in 2005. Renowned for unique, handmade rugs and collaborating with great designers, the marriage of unconformity and Union Jack waving Englishness continues to enrapture legions of fans. Together The Rug Company and Westwood have created brilliant oversize magnolia blooms and the now infamous VW Flag in rich wool Aubusson. Westwood's tattered and tarnished Union Jack flag is unconventional “patriotism” at its best.
Westwood once said of her designs, "My aim is to make the poor look rich and the rich look poor." According to such logic, the Vivienne Westwood rugs, cushions and wallhangings look fabulously poor in every sense of the word.
This rug is entirely handmade. Aubusson tapestry is a very fine flat-weave quality originating in France which has been celebrated for centuries. Our designers have married this traditional and meticulous craftsmanship with their unique sense of pattern and colour. The finished rug is very fine yet strong, and works perfectly as a floor rug with the non-slip underlay supplied.
Deliveries to US, Caribbean and South American addresses are made by UPS using the quickest route. Shipping charges are calculated by volumetric weight, and are shown at the time of order.
If you are not entirely delighted with the products that you have chosen you may return them to us within 14 days of receipt. We will be happy to offer you an exchange provided that the products are returned complete, in perfect condition with the original packaging. Items can be returned outside this 14 day period if they are found to be faulty but please take extra care to read our care and cleaning page or any specific care instructions provided with your purchase. We cannot accept an item returned as faulty if the appropriate product care instructions have not been followed and the damage caused to the product is clearly due to wear and tear or misuse. We may require evidence - e.g. photographs of the rug to validate that a product is faulty.
If you wish to return an item for any reason, you must contact us first on +1 212 274 0444 to obtain a returns authorisation. Once authorised, we will then arrange for a carrier to collect the item(s) from you. If your return is not covered by the terms above, then we may require payment to cover the cost of shipping.
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